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MariaW

MariaW

Joined June 2016

I sleep with books - don't judge!
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Well, another Vampire trilogy. Girl finds out she is a witch (in fact the most powerful on Earth), falls in love with a century old, good looking, blonde vampire, who wants to save her from his mortal enemy. She has a mind on her own and stumbles into one deadly situation after another, so that the vampire has to save her. Need some more information?

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The Library | Zoran Živković
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Okay, my current holiday becomes the one of checking out all the free libraries. 😊 This was one used to be an old telephone booth, but since we all own smartphones now normally there are not used anymore. It‘s a nice idea. This one is located in Innsbruck/Austria of course it has got a view as well. 🙌

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The Library | Zoran Živković
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Another free library, this time in Solothurn/Switzerland. It‘s next to the river. You can take a book and read it straight away. #switzerland

LeahBergen How lovely! 1w
LizzieChantree Love that. 📚 1w
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Trying to read with the sun up. I never bought an ebook reader because I already have a tablet, but sometimes the reader would be better. Still a nice view though.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading at the river in Switzerland. A nice book, a cool coffee and water to jump in. What wöse do you need?

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Pyramids | Terry Pratchett
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They also wore black - different colours of black. That was his first introduction to the tertiary colours - the colours on the far side of blackness. The colours that you get if you split blackness with an eightsided prism. #terrypratchett #speakhisname #gnuterrypratchett #pratchett #pyramids #discworld

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The Library | Zoran Živković
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So, I‘m back in Europa for the holidays. And what do I find in Grenchen/Switzerland? The most beautiful public bookshelf I‘ve ever seen. 😍😍😍
#publicbookshelf #publicbookcase #swisslit #swissliterature #switzerland #schweiz

Sarah83 Little free library 😍 2w
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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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After starting it three times I finally finished it. Summer holidays - what a blessing! The book talks about natural energies and how they influence our daily life - positively or negatively- and how to cope with that. It‘s very interesting but needs further scientific research.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading by the Ocean - again. 🙌🙌🙌

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Back to a Future for Mankind | Phd Dr Sc Ibrahim Karim
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This is an interesting book an Egyptian colleague of mine recommended. It talks a lot about the energies within us and the earth, so the sun sending his beams comes in naturally.

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Finished this one. I habe to say the overall idea is a good one but it takes half the book to come to the point. It was too long-winded for me. #stephenking #petsematary #friedhofdrkuscheltiere

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Reading by the ocean - a „light“ Stephen King. I read “the Shining“ years ago and really liked it, started with „It“ and put it away for forever after the first 30 pages. Restart reading King with „Pet Sematary“. #stephenking #petsematary #friedhofderkuscheltiere

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Steinarnir tala | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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Sorry, I have to post more stuff of the Thorbergssetur - the Thórbergur Thórdarson museum. If really got me. If you ever go to Iceland, you have to visit. #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson

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The Fish Can Sing | Halldor Laxness
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Not only did I visit one museum of famous Icelandic writers, but two! This is the actual home of Halldor Laxness, which was transformed into a museum. Some of the rooms haven‘t been touched since he died. #halldorlaxness #laxness #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Very Worst of Dagsson | Hugleikur Dagsson
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Only a small and tiny book which contains huge loads of laughter. I can only recommend Dagsson‘s comics.
#hugleikurdagsson #dagsson #hheveryworstofdagsson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #iceland

TheWhiteHatter What an amazing view! 2mo
MariaW @TheWhiteHatter Hotel Djúpavík in Iceland‘s westfjords. ? 2mo
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The Very Worst of Dagsson | Hugleikur Dagsson
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Not only but books pf Thorbergur Thórdarson but the one of Hugleikur Dagsson as well. I already bought some on our last Iceland trip. I really like his kind of humour.
#iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #hugleikurdagsson #dagsson

julesG 😂😂😂 2mo
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A Wedding in Suðursveit | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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As I already mentioned, there aren‘t many translation of Thórdarson‘s work. So I have to buy whatever I can get. The passage of the wedding was already mentioned in #thestonesspeak, it shows a really good insight of the life in Iceland at the end of the 18th century. And reading it while travelling Iceland makes it even more interesting. #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson #iceland

Sarah83 Which book would you recommend to read first? 3mo
MariaW @Sarah83 Es gibt nur ein Buch, dass ins Deutsche übersetzt ist: Islands Adel. Leoder gibt es keine anderen Übersetzungen. In English you can only find The Stones Speak and In Search of my Beloved. Unfortunately there are no other translations. ? 3mo
Sarah83 Findest du das deutsche denn gut? Oder lieber das englische? 3mo
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MariaW @sarah83 Die deutsche Übersetzung ist ziemlich gut und vorallem vollständig. Islands Adel und In Search of my Beloved ist der gleiche Roman, nur im Englischen haben sie nicht alle Kapitel übersetzt. 3mo
Sarah83 Danke dir. Ich werde mal die Augen offen halten 😍 3mo
MariaW @sarah83 👍 3mo
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Bréf til Láru | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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Travelling in Iceland I got some translations of one of my favourite author Thórbergur Thórdarson. Unfortunately there‘s only a small amount of translations in German or English (no Italian one at all), so I boughr this booklet of translated chapters. This is a chapter pf „Letters to Lara“ with which he became famous. Thórdarson dreamt strange dreams when he was younger - like „When I was pregnant“. #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #thordarson

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The Stones Speak | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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The Stones Speak | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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I have already read this one and that one... and the next one too... I 💚 Iceland. Best museum ever.
#thordarson #thorbergurthordarson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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In Search of My Beloved | Thorbergur Thordarson
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Maria on tour in literary Iceland - first stop: Thórbergur Thodarson Museum in Hali. I‘ve been there two years ago but only had a look around the exterior, which is very noce by the way. The museum is shaped as a bookshelf with all the author‘s works. Wait for more pictures... ???
#thordarson #thorbergurthordarson #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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Reading by the ocean - something I can‘t get enough of. #readingbytheocean

Kaye Something I wish I could do more of. It‘d be nice to live near the ocean. 3mo
MariaW @kaye I don‘t do this often even though I live near the ocean. 3mo
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Herr der Diebe | Cornelia Funke
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Reading with a view- back at Moon Beach enjoying the weekend and having some time to read at least. And your weekend so far?
#egypt #moonbeach #herrderdiebe #funke #corneliafunke

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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This is me reading - has been a long time for me being able to read at the weekend. #readingbytheocean

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Richters Monolog in La Dolce Vita 💔
#federicofellini #fellini #ladolcevita

rretzler I need to brush back up on my German 3mo
MariaW @rretzler I tried to find the English version, but failed. 🙈 3mo
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Had to read this in school - didn‘t like it back then. Saw a really play version on stage, reread it, loved it ever since. Still not an easy read and since this is Greek tragedy, there‘s no need to spoiler, you already know the end.

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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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How‘s your weekend so far?
#diezeit #zeitung #newspaper #readingbytheocean

BookishMarginalia Yours looks way more comfortable! 5mo
CouronneDhiver ☝🏽 what she said. lol @BookishMarginalia totally jealous 5mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 3mo
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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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Forgie to review this one. I really liked, even though the big revelation at the end came a bit sudden. I will watch the movie next and decide whether it‘s a good one or not. #therubyinthesmoke #pullman #philippullman

silentrequiem There was a movie??? With Billie Piper!!! 🙀 6mo
julesG @silentrequiem My thoughts precisely! 6mo
MariaW @silentrequiem @julesG I only knew because I bought the movie edition of the book. I think it‘s a double feature. (edited) 5mo
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This is what a chilled weekend full of books looks like. Beach, sun, wine - booooooooks. That‘s not me by the way, that‘s one of my best friends.
#alletotenfliegenhoch #alletotenfliegenhochamerika #joachimmeyerhoff

CouronneDhiver 👌🏽 6mo
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Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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Started this one some months ago and never finished it. So I started all over.
#philippullman #pullman #therubyinthesmoke #rubyinthesmoke

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Perfect read for the beach - a tiny stories of the eighties. An easy and shollow read with a beach setting. I read it in two hours.

readordierachel Pretty view! 6mo
MariaW @readordierachel And the book cover fits perfectly. 🏖 6mo
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The Weekend | Bernhard Schlink
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This weekend - reading by the ocean! ☀️🙌☀️
#redsea #egypt

Chelsea.Poole Jealous! 6mo
OrangeMooseReads I hate the beach but I will take that over snow and cold any day 6mo
MariaW @Chelsea.Poole @OrangeMooseReads And this is a quiet place where you can truely enjoying reading while the waves are rolling in. 6mo
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Almost 1600 years old - still true! And already a femminist! #antigone #sophocles #sophokles

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Secondary reading to the Seven Basic Plots - just checking if the author is right. 😜
#thesevenbasicplots #christopherbooker #antigone sophokles #beowulf

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Egypt | Stanley Lane-Poole
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Egyptian bookstores in Alexandria - here you can find books in almost every language. #egypt #egyptianbooks #bookstore

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Christmas holidays means to me - time to read! Whoop whoop! 🙌🙌🙌
#buddylevy #coquistador

Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 7mo
MariaW @Redwritinghood For you too. 🎅 7mo
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So I finished this one during a class trip with my ninth graders. Since there are older we could leave them alone for some time. So I could do some ‚light‘ reading. Light it has been indeed. The story is very superficial and predicable - so are the ‚hot‘ parts of the book. Total pan for me. #jrward #darklover #blackdagger #blackdaggerseries #blackdaggerbrotherhood

Riveted_Reader_Melissa You‘re smarter than me, I read quite a few in this series until I burned out on it. I use to wait for the new releases impatiently, just shows how much our reading tastes grow and change over time, and how some genres can become way to formulaic if we read too many of them in a row. 8mo
MariaW @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think ten years ago I would‘ve liked very much, but as said I already to many books in general and books like this one. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MariaW Yep, I know exactly what you mean. 8mo
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Finally some time to read. Haven‘t had the chance since summer break. The dirty water in the back is a hotpot by the way. #blackdagger #blackdaggerbrotherhood #darklover #jrward

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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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This was actually a book which was mentioned in one of my English schoolbooks I use in class. It sounded good, so I got it for myself. 😊
#therubyinthesmoke #philippullman #derrubinimrauch

a.bookish.byrd I wish that were my reading view 🌞⛱🌴 9mo
Moray_Reads I enjoyed this one, the next one not so much 😝 9mo
MariaW @a.bookish.byrd You have to come to Egypt for that one. 🤗 9mo
MariaW @Moray_Reads When I bought it I didn‘t know that it‘s a series, but found out with book. I‘m still looking forward to read the others. 9mo
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Der Teufel trägt Prada: Roman | Lauren Weisberger
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Finishsd the first read by the pool. The novel is quite easy-going, that‘s why it was perfect for the sunny days.
#thedevilwaersprada #derteufeltraegtprada #lauraweisberger

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Der Teufel trägt Prada: Roman | Lauren Weisberger
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Since I found myself living in Egypt I keep reading at the pool most of the times. 🤗🤗🤗
#derteufeltraegtprada #thedevilwearsprada #laurenweisberger

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Normally I try to avoid books like this - written by a fellow teacher about her school life. But I was ‘forced‘ to read this one. I must admit that some of her stories have been really entertaining and a lot of it is true, but then there are other points which I (as a teacher) can‘t understand and/or support. It throws shadows on our profession which aren‘t there (at least in my experience) and this book is read by students and parents too.

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Leipzig | Susann Buhl, Tobias Gohlis
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Since I‘m not living in Germany anymore, I‘m usually staying with friends at Leipzig. This one friend created something like a Viking lair as his living room. It‘s pretty cosy here, I could stay here the whole winter. 😍

JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍😍 11mo
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Since I‘m not living in Germany anymore, I always habe to stay with friends and family while I‘m visiting. Right now I‘m staying in an apartment in which they do THIS to books. I‘m pretty disappointed.
#herbertasbury #thegangsofnewyork #gangsofnewyork

julesG Whereabouts are you? The house in the background looks familiar. Could be somewhere I know. 12mo
MariaW @julesG Leipzig 12mo
julesG Ha, knew it. Wooden window frames and the house in the back... I haven't been for ages, though. Maybe because I hardly know anyone there anymore. Or rather I haven't met the people I know there for nearly 20 years and some have grown up to be pretty well known (like members of the German parliament). 12mo
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Still reading in the sun - still reading about Iceland. And the longing is growing and the next Iceland holiday still far far away.
#iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #landofloveandruins #oddnyeir

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Liebe Isländer: Roman | Huldar Breiðfjörð
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An really entertaining travel log: from the idea to the actual trip. All the feelings and fears, sometimes panic-stricken. It was really funny to read. The author links old memories to the places as well which makes it a bit like a diary as well. And I learnt something important for my next Iceland trip: If you want to get to know Icelandic people, go to the kiosk! #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #liebeislaender #HuldarBreiðfjörð

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Liebe Isländer: Roman | Huldar Breiðfjörð
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Still reading about Iceland - on another beautiful Island. This time it‘s Mallorca. My Icelandic reading journey of this summer goes on. And even at the pool I can‘t stop thinking about the winter. #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature #liebeislaender #HuldarBreiðfjörð

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The Stones Speak | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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As I already mentioned this is a beautiful literary walk through the home region of Thorbergur Thordarson in the south of Iceland. The described paths are accompanied by beautiful pictures and excerpts of his wonderful writing. I will definitely take this one with me on my next trip to Iceland and will have a walk around. 🤗 #inthefootstepsofastoryteller #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Stones Speak | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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Another one on my journey through loterary Iceland. But still Thorbergur Thordarson. This is lovely literary walk in his footsteps. You can have a walk around his home region accompanied by pictures and of course by excerpts of his writing. Unfortunately Litsy doesn‘t know the book, so I had to use The Stones Speak again. #thorbergurthordarson #thordarson #inthefootstepsofastoryteller #iceland #icelandiclit #icelandicliterature

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The Stones Speak | Þórbergur Þórðarson
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I really liked this one of Thordarson as well. He describe his home region in Iceland very lively und detailed. For him everything is animated and has a story. He even thinks of the secret lives of the stones. Thus his writing style is beautiful. Since I‘ve have already been in his home region for a short while, I could see the things he described very clearly while reading. #thestonesspeak #thorbergurthordarson #iceland #icelandicliterature

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